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Athena Learning Centers Opens Two Corporate-Owned Centers In Arizona »

August 04, 2015 at 10:59AM PDT | Source: Athena Learning Centers

Hires Heidi Manoguerra as Educational Director in Region; Full-service K-12 education programs in Chandler and Gilbert will support students in math, reading, writing, science and exam prep.
Princeton, NJ - August 04, 2015 - ( - Athena Learning Centers of Princeton, New Jersey, today announced the simultaneous opening of two corporate-owned learning centers in Arizona, in Chandler (905 N. McClintock Drive) and Gilbert (690 W. Warner Road). In addition, the company announced it has hired Ms. Heidi Manoguerra as the educational director for the region.
Athena Learning Centers, which will occupy space at Tutor Time Child Care / Learning Centers in both cities, will offer students tutoring and educational support in math, reading, writing and science, as well as SAT and ACT college test preparation...

Freddy Claros Launches Fresh Coat Painters Of Barrington »

August 04, 2015 at 10:44AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat of Barrington bring professional painting services to Barrington, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Algonquin and the surrounding communities.
BARRINGTON, IL (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Freddy Claros is looking forward to bringing his experience as a customer advocate to his new small business, Fresh Coat Painters of Barrington.
Fresh Coat of Barrington, a local Fresh Coat Painters franchise, offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations and detailed quotes...

Chill-A-Brate! 7-Eleven® Celebrates A Generation Of Good Will With Operation Chill® »

August 04, 2015 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

DALLAS - Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - 7-Eleven, Inc. celebrates a generation of good behavior this year with the 20th anniversary of its Operation Chill® incentive program for youngsters. For two decades, U.S. police officers have been "ticketing" kids they catch doing good with Operation Chill FREE Slurpee® drink coupons. Many of those kids are adults now, and may even have children of their own who are eligible to receive a frozen beverage treat, compliments of 7-Eleven® stores.
Through Operation Chill®, officers from participating local police and sheriff departments can hand out the special free Slurpee® citations during the summer and back-to-school season to youngsters caught in the act of doing good. Appropriate "offenses" might include helping another person, deterring crime or participating in a positive activity in the community...

Elements Massage™ To Offer Industry's First Guaranteed Therapeutic Massage »

August 04, 2015 at 9:32AM PDT | Source: elements Therapeutic Massage

The Elements Promise™ guarantees clients that their massage must meet or exceed expectations or the next massage is complimentary.
HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO. (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Elements Massage™ (Elements), a national franchise with more than 200 locations throughout the United States, announced at its three-day conference in Las Vegas that it is elevating the brand, which includes implementing the franchise massage industry's first-ever guarantee. The Elements Promise™ underscores Elements' commitment to be number one in customer satisfaction by guaranteeing that the clients' massage will meet or exceed their expectations or the next massage is complimentary*.
Elements wants to empower its clients to receive a massage that best meets their individual needs...

Penn Station East Coast Subs To Give Away Lemonade On Aug. 20 »

August 04, 2015 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Penn Station East Coast Subs

Customers To Receive Complimentary Glass Of Lemonade With Any Sandwich Purchase
August 04, 2015 // // MILFORD, OHIO - Penn Station East Coast Subs, the fast-casual restaurant known for its grilled, made-to-order sub sandwiches, will give customers a complimentary glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade with purchase of any sandwich on Thursday, Aug. 20.
“August is one of the hottest months of the year, and our lemonade is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day,” said Penn Station President Craig Dunaway. “We want to thank our great customers and help them beat the heat by giving away lemonade on Aug. 20. Our lemonade is one of our signature items and it’s hand squeezed and made several times daily in the restaurants, so it’s a great treat on a hot summer day...

Home Care Assistance Of Lehigh Valley Receives Home Care Pulse Certified – Trusted Provider Distinction »

August 04, 2015 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

With its mission to Change the Way the World Ages, Home Care Assistance of Lehigh Valley helps seniors live well at home through their innovative approaches to senior care
August 04, 2015 // // Lehigh Valley, PA – Home Care Assistance Lehigh Valley, a leading provider of in-home care for seniors, is excited to announce it has been awarded with the Certified – Trusted Provider distinction from Home Care Pulse, a quality management company that empowers excellence in the home care industry. This distinction illustrates Home Care Assistance’s commitment to client satisfaction and quality care.
“We want to commend Home Care Assistance of Lehigh Valley for receiving the Certified-Trusted Provider distinction,” said Aaron Marcum, Founder of Home Care Pulse...

Award-Winning Breakfast, Brunch And Lunch Cafe Targets Little Rock For Egg-spansion »

August 04, 2015 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Another Broken Egg Cafe

Another Broken Egg Cafe Scrambles into Little Rock with Two-Store Development Deal
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - August 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Another Broken Egg Cafe, an award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise, celebrated for its charming atmosphere and diversified menu options, has announced its introduction into the Arkansas market with a two-store development deal in Little Rock. With the first location slated to open by late spring, 2016, and a second location by the end of 2016, the welcoming lifestyle brand will quickly become a leader in the Little Rock dining scene.
Bringing in the ultimate dose of Southern hospitality, the Another Broken Egg Cafe locations in Little Rock will be owned and operated by brother-and-sister-duo Lacy Galligan and Ray Pynes II...

Church’s Chicken® Opens New Restaurant In Gulfport, MS »

August 04, 2015 at 8:45AM PDT | Source: Church's Chicken

First of three new restaurants expected by 2017
GULFPORT, Miss. - August 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Church’s Chicken has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Gulfport, Mississippi. The new restaurant, operated by the CRW, LLC franchise group, is located at 11487 US 49 and serves as the third Church’s Chicken within the Gulfport community. The three-store development agreement includes the opening of two additional restaurants in the Biloxi-Gulfport area by 2017.
“The Church’s Chicken brand is known for its quality products and the value offered to its guests,” said Dr. Roy Irons of CRW, LLC. “As new Church’s franchisees, we look forward to continually serving the Biloxi-Gulfport community with the great flavors and products that have made Church’s so successful for the past 63 years...

Coverall® Announces Continued Growth In California With Appointment Of New Divisional Business Development Manager »

August 04, 2015 at 8:33AM PDT | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

Leading Franchisor of Commercial Cleaning Businesses Promotes Steve Huck 
August 04, 2015 // // Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, announced today the promotion of Steve Huck, General Manager of the Coverall Support Center in Madison, Wisconsin, to a new role as Divisional Business Development Manager of Coverall’s West Division.
Huck began his career at Coverall almost two decades ago as a Field Consultant. Over the years, Huck’s dedication propelled his career as he was quickly promoted to Trainer, Operations Manager and most recently, General Manager of the Coverall of Madison Support Center. Through Huck’s leadership and strong commercial cleaning industry knowledge, the Madison Support Center trains and supports hundreds of local Franchised Business Owners as they deliver the Coverall® Program to their customers...

Wild Wing Cafe Hires Big As Agency Of Record »

August 04, 2015 at 8:25AM PDT | Source: Wild Wing Cafe

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - August 04, 2015 -(BUSINESS WIRE) - Wild Wing Cafe is pleased to announce the hiring of big (‘Big Idea Group”) to serve as its Advertising Agency of Record. big will immediately build on the fast-growing restaurant chain’s popular brand of food quality, variety and musical entertainment.
"As we explored potential partners, it quickly became clear that big had an intuitive understanding of our approach to the casual dining category and brought creative thinking and ideas to the table that will help set us apart as a brand,” said Tom Lewison, Chief Executive Officer of Wild Wing Cafe.
big will handle all marketing communications for Wild Wing Cafe, including ad campaigns, promotions, social media and other work...

Embassy Suites By Hilton Dorado Del Mar Beach Resort In Puerto Rico Completes Second Phase Of Renovation »

August 04, 2015 at 8:07AM PDT | Source: Embassy Suites by Hilton

Guests are Welcomed to Enjoy Completely Revamped Suites
August 04, 2015 // // SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort announced the completion a major renovation campaign started earlier this year, including a full overhaul of all suites and introduction of the new Grand Hall.
“We are excited to complete our renovations and debut our newly revamped suites and new event space,” said Marisol Colon, cluster general manager, Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotels, Puerto Rico. “This renovation elevates the guest experience at Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort and complements the personalized service and attention our Embassy Suites by Hilton hotels in Puerto Rico consistently deliver...

Snap-on To Present At Jefferies 2015 Industrials Conference »

August 04, 2015 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: Snap-on Tools

KENOSHA, Wis. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - August 4, 2015 - Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE: SNA) will present at the Jefferies 2015 Industrials Conference on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. The presentation is scheduled to begin at approximately 2:40 p.m. ET.
The live webcast with audio and slides can be accessed by visiting the company’s Web site at or by typing into your browser. Following the webcast, an archived replay will be available on the company’s Web site for approximately 90 days.
About Snap-on
Snap-on Incorporated is a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, equipment, diagnostics, repair information and systems solutions for professional users performing critical tasks...

Westin Hotels & Resorts Debuts In Mississippi With Groundbreaking Of The Westin Jackson »

August 04, 2015 at 7:44AM PDT | Source: Westin Hotels & Resorts

Slated to Open in Early 2017, the Brand’s First Mississippi Hotel Will Be Located in Jackson’s Downtown Arts and Cultural District
JACKSON, Miss. - August 4, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), today announced that it will soon open in Jackson, Mississippi with the introduction of The Westin Jackson. Owned by Capital Hotel Associates LLC and operated by Wischermann Partners, Inc., the newly constructed hotel will offer nine floors with 205 luxurious rooms and suites, 12,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and all of The Westin brand’s signature services and amenities. The $60-million public-private development is positioned to boost travel and tourism in downtown Jackson...

Abundant Sunshine Forecast For DoubleTree By Hilton On Spain’s Costa Del Sol »

August 04, 2015 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Guests Welcomed at New DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higueron
MALAGA, Spain and McLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the arrival of its newest hotel on the glorious Spanish coast with the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Reserva del Higueron, a beautiful new hotel conveniently located on the coastline close to Marbella and Malaga.
The upscale resort boasts 177 bright guest rooms and suites and fantastic sports and leisure facilities. The hotel was designed to make full use of the region’s climate and includes three swimming pools, two of which are large outdoor pools, and calming water features throughout. Other leisure facilities include a sand sports center, two tennis courts, and 11 padel courts...

Cindy Mitchell Brings Caring Transitions To Houston Gulf Coast »

August 04, 2015 at 7:30AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions

New local franchise manages all types of relocation needs, such as downsizing and estate liquidations, for seniors and busy families.
HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Throughout Cindy Mitchell’s 20 year career, she’s honed her skills in organization, logistics, management and customer relations. Now she brings that experience to her new business, Caring Transitions of Houston Gulf Coast.
Caring Transitions is America’s largest resource for managing all types of relocations needs, such as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to organizing, packing, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions of Houston Gulf Coast is highly qualified to handle estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Smashburger® Announces Plans To Expand Non-Traditional Restaurant Presence In Airports »

August 04, 2015 at 7:23AM PDT | Source: Smashburger

Optimized Restaurant Design & Menu Accelerates Brand Expansion
DENVER - August 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Smashburger, the national better burger restaurant known for its fresh, smashed to order burgers, is pleased to announce partnerships for new airport locations. Answering the demand for better tasting meal options for travelers on the go, Smashburger has partnered with global restaurateur HMSHost, the largest airport food and beverage operator in the country to introduce the brand’s fresh, made to order burgers at the following venues:

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport – Located at the Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport in the Center Core Food Court in Terminal B. The location is slated to open in December 2015...

GNC Holdings, Inc. Increases Share Repurchase Authorization By $500 Million »

August 04, 2015 at 7:14AM PDT | Source: GNC

PITTSBURGH - Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) (the "Company"), a leading global specialty health, wellness and performance retailer, today announced its Board of Directors has authorized a multi-year program to repurchase up to an aggregate $500 million of the Company's Class A common stock. The authorization is effective immediately, and is in addition to the Company's previous authorization which currently has $242.0 million remaining. The Company may finance any repurchases with cash, potential financing transactions, or a combination of the foregoing. The repurchases are expected to take place over the next 24 months with the amount and timing determined by the Company based on its financial condition, business opportunities and the market conditions at the time...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Preliminary Second-Quarter 2015 Financial Results »

August 04, 2015 at 6:46AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
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Second-quarter 2015

Revenue increased 5 percent to $716 million with 8% and 5% growth at AHS and Terminix, respectively
Net income of $67 million or $0.49 per share versus $40 million or $0.44 per share a year ago
Adjusted net income(1) of $82 million or $0.60 per share versus $52 million or $0.56 per share a year ago
Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased 12 percent to $191 million from $171 million a year ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - August 04, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2015 results. The company reported second-quarter 2015 revenue of $716 million, an increase of 5 percent compared to the same period in 2014...

UFood Grill Serves Up “Lean And Mean Deal” Franchise Incentive Program »

August 04, 2015 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: UFood Grill

August 04, 2015 // // BOSTON, Mass. – Many franchisors are “obese” with the franchise fees they charge. That’s the thinking behind UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” which today rolled out its new “Lean and Mean Deal” – a franchise incentive program that will offer deep discounts for a limited time on the initial franchise fee for multi-unit development agreements of three or more locations.
“UFood Grill is known for its healthy menu and delicious food, and we plan to match that reputation with healthy savings for rapid growth among our franchisees,” said Bob DiBartolomeo, vice president of franchise development...

New Cellairis Mobile Device Repair Store Opens In North Phoenix Walmart »

August 04, 2015 at 6:13AM PDT | Source: Cellairis Mobile Repairs

The store-within-a-store concept comes to Northern Phoenix Walmart on August 8, 2015, when a new Cellairis franchise opens to serve Phoenix residents. The globally known mobile device and computer repair company will be located at Walmart, 2501 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 34 in Phoenix.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (PRWEB) August 04, 2015 - Cellairis is known worldwide for repairs on iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. They are also making a dent in the computer repair industry as they diagnose and trouble shoot issues with PC and Mac computers. Now, with the convenience of being readily accessible in Walmart stores, Cellairis makes is possible for customers to have repairs made on devices while they shop. Since most repairs on cell phones can be completed in a short period of time, customers find the store-within-a-store concept expedient...

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